PhD in Environmental Policy and Human Dimensions
Adaptive governance, sustainable peace and socio-environmental conflicts
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dep. Environmental Conservation
M.Sc. in Biology/ Ecology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany/
Environmental Studies Certificate Program, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
B.Sc. in Biology, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
B.A. in Philosophy, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
My academic and professional experience, along with my growing up in a multicultural, biodiverse and developing country with a long-armed conflict history as Colombia, has led me to gain awareness on the necessity of understanding the broad spectrum of problems derives from the linkages between natural and social processes engaged in governance structures, conflicts and conservation. My training in biology (ecology), philosophy (biopolitics) and environmental studies (environmental policy and justice), has afforded me the opportunity of incorporating these perspectives into research on constructive socio-environmental conflict management towards sustainability in developing economies.